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Are Common Law Marriages Recognized in Arizona?

As a general rule, Arizona will not allow a common law marriage to be formed within the state. In fact, only a small handful of United States jurisdictions allow the formation of or recognize some form common law marriage, including: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina (for couples residing together …

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What Are the Legal Grounds for a Divorce in an Arizona Covenant Marriage?

The applicable Arizona statute lists eight (8) bases for granting a decree of dissolution (divorce) to a covenant marriage. See ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 25-903. The first basis listed by the statute is the adultery of the respondent to the request for a decree of dissolution. § 25-903(1). It is important to note that …

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